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ERIC Number: ED050915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 12
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Implicit Speech--Some Conclusions Drawn from Research.
Davies, William C.
An overview of research on implicit speech from 1868 to 1970 is presented. Various studies are reviewed in which a variety of mechanical devices were used to examine the physiological changes that occur during silent reading. Edfelt's use of a mingograph in 1950 was considered a breakthrough, along with his conclusion that efforts to eliminate implicit speech should be discontinued. Clinical applications of these experimental results are also examined, as well as a more recent area of inquiry, that of causation theories. The accumulated opinions of specialists in this area supported the theory that implicit speech may aid comprehension in the primary grades. Research of the 1960's which has direct bearing on implicit speech as a covert-overt form of linguistic behavior includes studies by Cleland et. al., (1968), Laffey (1966), and Hardyck (1968). Conclusions are drawn from these studies which are pertinent to learning theorists, psycholinguists, and classroom teachers. A bibliography is included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971